Women's March London 2017

I have never been to a protest, march or demonstration in my life. I consider myself "woke" and politically active on a lot of issues but I always felt that protests were great in principle but not for me.

One of my resolutions for 2017 was to wholeheartedly step outside of my comfort zone. 

Due to the political turmoils happening in the world right now, I knew there was no better time than now to take part in the Women's March in London and stand up against sexism, racism and dangerous rhetoric.  

Here are a few of the shots from the march :

 

Tahira

I met my friend Tahira when we were in the same photography class at College. 

It was such a great experience and I am so glad that we are still friends and it is has been a pleasure to see her grow into the person she is today. 

I asked her to model for me and thankfully she said yes.

I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to do. I sourced images on Flickr, Instagram and Google, I also sent them to her so she knew what I was looking for and also what sort of clothing and makeup to have prepared. 

Often times my ideas rarely turn out exactly how I imagine, maybe because of time, location, props or even weather. I never rigidly stick to the vision in my head and I always experiment when I'm shooting because it's these unexpected moments that always bring about the best images.